This morning Carol and I went to Grand Rapids to check out the Grand Opening of a new REI store and then visit bookstores. We left here around 8 o'clock AM and drove to the new REI Co-Op store and saw hundreds of people lined up around the store, so we decided to come back later after the crowds thinned down somewhat. We went and got coffee and a sweet roll at Panera Bread and then drove over to Baker Christian Book Store to look at new and used Christian books. Carol bought sixteen books and I bought five books ($350.00). I bought these five books-
'Romans Disarmed: Revisiting Empire/Demanding Justice' by Sylvia C. Keesmaat/Brian J. Walsh
'Justification' Two Volume Set by Michael Horton [New Studies In Dogmatics]
'The Doctrine On Which the Church Stands or Falls: Justification In Biblical, Theological, Historical, And Pastoral Perspective' Edited by Matthew Barrett
'The Beauty of the Lord: Theology As Aesthetics' by Jonathan King
After Baker Book House we went to REI and bought some clothes. We stood over an hour in line to pay for our four $65.00 shirts! After REI Co-Op we went to Schuler Books & Music. I bought two used books there-
'My Life as a Fake' a novel by Peter Carey
'Published In Paris: A Literary Chronicle Of Paris In The 1920's and 1930's' by Hugh Ford
After Schuler's we went out for lunch and then drove home ($40.00). I was too tired to visit any more book stores. I needed to get back home and recover from life.
So has gone by time. This evening our oldest son and his family are coming over for dinner.
Last night I read before going to bed from a book titled, 'The Bookshop of the World: Making and Trading Books in the Dutch Golden Age' by Andrew Pettegree & Arthur der Weduwen. I read today off and on from a novel titled, 'My Friends' by Emmanuel Bove Translated By Janet Louth.
Well I will close to recover. Tomorrow is a Saturday.